WORLD Climate change made Europe floods more likely, intense: study

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Climate change made Europe floods more likely, intense: study

Xinhua

07:26, August 24, 2021

Climate change made the deadly floods that devastated parts of Germany and Belgium last month up to nine times more likely to occur, according to an international study published Tuesday.

An aerial view taken on August 19, 2021 shows a landfill (bottom R) with debris in Altenahr, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, weeks after heavy rain and floods caused major damage in the Ahr region. (Photo: AFP)

The World Weather Attribution team of experts found downpours such as the extreme rainfall in July are now up to 19 percent heavier due to human-caused warming.

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